Discretionary Decisions in Capital Requirements under Solvency II
#insurers have discretion to determine #solvencyii #capitalrequirements. We find that long-term guarantees measures substantially influence the reported solvency ratios. The measures are chosen particularly by less solvent insurers and firms with high interest rate and credit spread sensitivities. Internal #models are used more frequently by large insurers and especially for #risks for which the firms have already found adequate immunization strategies.